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Leonard Casper Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 22 Apr 2010

Biographical History

Leonard R. Casper (1923-2018) was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and emeritus professor of English from Boston College where he taught for 45 years. He was the author or editor of numerous books on Philippine literature, as well as several pieces of fiction and two volumes on the works of Robert Penn Warren. Casper taught in the Philippines on five separate occasions, twice as senior Fulbright lecturer, and was contributing editor to Solidarity (Manila) and Pilipinas (Kansas; Arizona State). His wife Linda Ty Casper is a noted Filpino novelist.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Leonard Casper Papers consist of writings by Casper and writings by others.

Writings by Casper consists of articles, books, and prefaces in the form of manuscripts, typescripts, and galleys.

Writings by Others consists of typescript essays, with one letter written to Casper, and three unsigned works possibly written by Casper.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is divided into two series. Writings by Casper is arranged alphabetically by type of work. Writings by Others is arranged alphabetically by author.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the papers of his wife, Linda Ty Casper.

Subject Headings


Casper, Leonard R.


Philippine literature -- History and criticism.


Philippines -- History.
Philippines -- Literature.

Genres and Forms

Galley proofs.
Manuscripts for publication.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Leonard Casper Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Leonard Casper, 1969-1971.

Table of Contents

Writings by Casper

Writings by others